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American Model Builders MP LCL Caboose Kit

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American Model Builders - Missouri Pacific Drovers Caboose with Side Door - HO Scale Kit # 884

In 1930, the Missouri Pacific Railroad contracted with St. Louis Car Company (order number 1534) for the construction of 20 drover cabooses in the series 1100 – 1119 for use in the movement of livestock. Besides their normal duties as a freight train caboose, these cars provided seating and sleeping space for the men who accompanied cattle shipped on the MP. At 42 feet long over the pulling faces of the couplers, these cars were longer than the standard Mopac caboose. As the need for drover cabooses declined, several of these crummies were modified during World War Two for less-than-carload (LCL) service and hauled small shipments and express on branch and secondary lines. Kit No. 884 represents one of these cars, number 1112. All drover cabooses and LCL cars were off the roster by 1965.

This drover caboose kit features 100% laser-cut components with custom laser-scribed side and end walls, Tab & Slot and Peel & Stick construction, laser-cut underframe, end platforms, ladders, end railing, roof vents, cupola hand grabs, toolbox, brake stand and brake wheels as appropriate for version, cast resin platform steps, white metal smokejacks, color window shades, fully illustrated instructions that provide information on painting and decaling the assembled model, and several fixtures to aid the modeler in creating all the handholds and ladders appropriate for the prototype. Trucks, paint and decals are not included. We recommend the use of Tahoe Model Works No. 104 Bettendorf Swing Motion Caboose Trucks, and Kadee No. 5 couplers with draft gear boxes for completing this caboose.

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